In the last month the conflict in Iraq has silenced the voices of two prominent bloggers. Knowing these writers, an American soldier and a resident Iraqi, will no longer be read should make the most unfortunate consequence of war more real for everyone, especially those who blog. Although I sometimes hesitate to call myself a "blogger" and prefer the term "writer who blogs", I can't help but feel a kinship with Ali Shafeya Al-Moussawi and U.S. Army Major Andrew Olmsted. Their words will be missed.
News on Ali Shafeya Al-Moussawi's death.
News of Major Andrew Olmsted's death.
Major Andrew Olmsted's posthumous post.
(Warning: I reserve the right to delete any political comments, rants, opinions, complaints, etc. about the Iraq conflict. This post is about these two men, not the conflict that took both of their lives.)